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December 9, 2009

Seminar: The Professional Job Hunt: Practical Ideas Using LinkedIn

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WEDNESDAY December 9, 2009
SCV PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers), and Engineers in Transition
Speakers: John Swan, from PACE’s “Engineers in Transition” Task Force, plus several recruiters and representatives from DBM, LinkedIn, Google
Time: Pizza and networking at 11:30 AM; Presentations and discussions from Noon thru 2:00 PM
Cost: no cost for current IEEE Members and Student Members; $10 for others
Place: UC-Santa Cruz Extension, Suite 100, 2505 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: through the DoubleKnot registration page

Getting a new job can be tough — but we want IEEE’s local members to be at the “front of the line” when it comes to getting job leads, interviews, and that new position!? So “Engineers in Transition” (, a part of PACE, brings you actionable information on setting up your own LinkedIn pages, optimizing them for review by recruiters and hiring managers, and giving you concrete examples.? We’ve been told that 3/4ths of recruiters will take a “quick look” at your LinkedIn page as part of their screening, and YOU want to be at the top of their listing of candidates that they pass along to the hiring manager.
John Swan has prepared a “guide” to optimizing a LinkedIn website.? He’ll walk through the key features and provide examples, showing how to use LinkedIn as a tool and make your profile look professional.? If you already have a LinkedIn site, then bring a printout to share — and get some guidance.? If you DON’T have one, then this needs to be a priority for you.? (You should also join our “Engineers in Transition” group, for timely discussions, news, networking and job postings.)
Following John’s presentation, several recruiters will explain what they’re looking for, and how their “systems” winnow down to the likely candidates.? Ask them questions and learn first-hand what really works and what doesn’t in finding a job, more information on educating yourself. You’ll want to learn how they work, so you can anticipate their needs and put your best foot forward.

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